Corvias Communications Director Amanda Filipowski provided the following comment when asked about the property taxes the company pays on its other facilities: "Corvias is currently partnered with the Air Force and Army under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative program for family housing projects located on 13 military installations in nine different states. To date, none of those projects have paid real property taxes. Due to the pending litigation, we have no further comment at this time." Read More

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BASF received another reason to choose Freeport for its new propylene facility when Brazosport College approved its application for a tax abatement if the plant is built there. Read More

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A top aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who ran for a Republican precinct delegate post this month in Bath Township is registered to vote in two states and has reportedly claimed principal property tax exemptions in each. Read More

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 A sales tax increase approved by Leavenworth voters earlier this year is paying off with a 40 percent cut in the city's property tax. Read More

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There have been a number of controversies concerning the tax-exempt status of YMCAs around the nation, most recently in Kansas, where for-profit health clubs contended that they were no different than YMCAs and deserved YMCA-like tax exemptions. Although the “C” in YMCA stands for “Christian,” the notion of a YMCA as a religious entity doesn’t seem to have been much of a consideration. But it has apparently been an issue in Colorado, where earlier this month the Colorado Board of Assessment Appeals approved a full property tax exemption for religious use to the YMCA of the Rockies. Read More

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Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Questa, is circulating a draft of a bill meant to address skyrocketing property taxes tied to lost ag status on Taos County lands. Read More

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An assault case against the city assessor for Mason City has been dropped. Read More

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Your property tax rate is sure to increase next year.  Commissioners will be diverting roughly 85% of new tax revenue increases to beautification projects and shopping malls in just 10% of the county. Read more

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A proposed agreement to effectively cut property taxes on privatized military housing on Eielson Air Force Base by more than two thirds has stalled, Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins told the assembly Thursday night. Read More

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It can be a bit challenging to obtain recognition as a tax exempt organization by the IRS.  Last month’s decision in the Oregon Tax Court in the case of Newspace Center for Photography shows that gaining exemption from local property taxes is much more challenging.  The Multnomah County Assessor did not question that NCP was a 501(c)(3) organization – the gold standard for federal tax exemption.  The assessor also did not question that according to its bylaws it is organized “exclusively for charitable and educational purposes”. Nonetheless, the Assessor expected to collect property tax on its facility. Read More

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Larimer County commissioners have decided to appeal the decision by the Board of Assessment Appeals on Friday that granted the YMCA a religious property tax exemption. Read More

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The council will now take my proposed budget and collectively decide how it can be increased or decreased and changed to serve the needs of our citizens. Read More

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With Air Show planes soaring overhead a group of local residents protesting a property tax hike held up signs Wednesday on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Read More

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Recent News

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:39pm

A third new Discount Drug Mart store is coming to Medina County, this one along high-traffic Ohio 18 near Interstate 77 in Sharon Township. Read more

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:26pm

Most Kentuckians received their property tax bills weeks ago, but Jackson County residents might not get theirs until next year.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:25pm

Voters at Tuesday's town meeting approved a proposal to give the Stonington Land Trust $200,000 out of the town's $400,000 open space fund to help the land trust acquire the development rights to 168 acres of the Davis Farm in lower Pawcatuck. Read More

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:24pm

Two weeks after the Nov. 4 elections, as victorious candidates in other local races hire staff and plan the layout of their new offices, the contest for Los Angeles County assessor remains undecided. Read More

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:48pm

Highlands Regional Medical Center has been suing the county over its property taxes since 2007; commissioners voted Tuesday to close a half-mile of Shop 16 Road at the request of Ben Hill Griffin Inc.; and Commissioner Greg Harris said the price of a new sheriff’s office has risen more than $2 million.  Read More